կախ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian կախ (kax); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

կախ (kax)

  1. hanging, dangling, pendent; hung up, suspended

Declension[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain. Ačaṙyan and J̌ahukyan reject all attempts of connecting the word with the descendants of Proto-Indo-European *ḱenk- (to hang), whence English hang. According to J̌ahukyan, an Iranian origin "is not impossible", if the word is connected with Shughni ках̌у̊н.

Adjective[edit]

կախ (kax

  1. hanging, dangling, pendent; hung up, suspended
    ի կախ ունելi kax unel — to suspend, to hold in suspense
    ի կախ մնալi kax mnal — to remain in suspense

Derived terms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Used only in the form ի կախ (i kax).

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • կախ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • կախ in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • կախ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University, volume II, page 486
  • Geworg J̌ahukyan (1991), Stugabanutʿyunner [Etymologies]. In: Patma-Banasirakan Handes 1991, No. 2: 36–44, pages 40–41
  • կախ in Geworg J̌ahukyan (ed. by Vahan Sargsyan) (2010), Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary], Yerevan: Asoghik, ISBN 978-9939-50-121-5, page 373b